Romans 8:37

2-18-21

Romans 8:37 (niv) No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

Satan is doing everything in his power to defeat and destroy us (Rom 8:28).
Paul says we are MORE than conquers.
How, in the midst of Rom 8:38 can we consider ourselve conquerers?
Simple, through the power of Jesus, we have already conquered SIN in three ways:
1. In the here and now through the grace, strength and forgiveness from Jesus.
2. Because whatever happens to us was permitted by Jesus.
3. We have an overwhelming victory in the next life! 

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God bless you today 

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Mark 6:34

2-17-21

Mark 6:34 (niv) β€œWhen Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd”

How do we see people?
As Christians we should see people as Jesus does, as PRECIOUS but lost and needing a Savior.
Learning to see others as Jesus does is a sign of spiritual maturity (1 Cor 14:20, Eph 4:13, Col 1:28, 4:12, Heb 5:14).
Perhaps you could add “help me to see people as you see them” to your daily prayers. 

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God bless you today 

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Ecclesiastes 7:11-12

2-16-21

Ecc 7:11-12 (niv) Wisdom, like an inheritance, is a good thing and benefits those who see the sun. Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: Wisdom preserves those who have it.

“The major lesson from Ecclesiastes is that the wisdom Solomon is promoting is indeed sagacity, but a narrow, intensely practical, spiritual sagacity…
The term sagacity, which entered English from Latin through French, suggests β€œquickness of perception,” β€œsoundness in judgment,” and β€œfarsightedness.”
It pictures a mind that can cut through a situation’s unimportant fluff or misdirecting false flags to grasp the essentials of a problem’s solution.
This is important for a Christian because Satan has filled the world with his clever deceptions” (The Berean, 2-12-21). (2 Thess 2:9-10, Rom 16:17-18).
Since satan’s lies and deceptions are so prolific, abundant and inundating, Christians have no excuse for not learning and practicing discernment (Rom 1:20). 

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God bless you today 

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Psalm 119:66

2-15-21

Psalm 119:66 (net) Teach me proper discernment and understanding! For I consider your commands to be reliable.

Discernment here, is that by which we determine the moral quality of things, or decide what is right or wrong; wise or foolish; good or evil (Barnes).
If we can’t discern between good and evil and truth or lie then we will always succumb to the lie (2 Tim 4:3-4, Heb 13:9).
This is especially true in the church. There are a lot of false teachers who are perverting the Gospel (Jer 29:8, Matt 24:4, Rom 16:17, Col 2:8, 2 Peter 2:1-2, 2:19).
So, to avoid being led astray, we must learn discernment. 

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Matthew 6:34

2-14-21

Matt 6:34 (isv) So never worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

When we are being crushed in tumultuous times we quickly become self-centered.
“God wants us to get our mind off ourselves and onto Him because He is our rock and refuge in times of trouble” (In Touch Ministries, 2-10-21) (Psalm 18:2, 62:2, Pro 14:26, 1 Cor 10:1-4).
When you become stressed out simply turn to Jesus and trust Him to deal with the situation in His way (2 Cor 3:16-17, Psalm 9:9, 31:15, 37:39, 46:1, 86:7, Ecc 7:14). 

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Let these verses comfort you when next you feel assaulted by this world’s pressures.


God bless you today 

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1 Thessalonians 2:4

2-13-21

1 Thess 2:4 (nlt) For we speak as messengers approved by God to be entrusted with the Good News. Our purpose is to please God, not people. He alone examines the motives of our hearts.

“The Gospel; which is of great worth and value, a rich treasure, and of the last importance; which to be trusted with is a very great honour; and the discharge of such a trust requires great faithfulness…” (Gill).
The Gospel of Jesus is the greatest treasure in the universe yet God entrusted it to us (1 Tim 1:11).
What greater honor could there be (John 12:26, Rom 2:7, 14:8, 1 Peter 1:7)?
Take pride (just a little πŸ˜‰) in knowing that God trusts you with the care and keeping of His treasure!


God bless you today πŸ€—

Psalm 25:9-10

2-12-21

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Psalm 25:9-10 (isv) He will guide the humble to justice; he will teach the humble his way. All the paths of the LORD lead to gracious love and truth for those who keep his covenant and his decrees.

In this Psalm God requires of us 3 things:
1. Instead of demanding that God do things our way, we must humble ourselves so He can teach us His ways (Matt 5:5, 18:4, Psalm 86:11).
2. We must trust the Lord’s leadership, (Pro 3:5, 2 Tim 1:14) knowing that all His paths are established on His lovingkindness and truth (Rom 11:33, Rev 15:3).
3. We must be obedient to Him (Acts 5:29, Pro 8:32). 

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God bless you today 

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Romans 12:11

2-11-21

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Rom 12:11 (niv) Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.

“The word “fervor” is usually applied to water, or to metals so heated as to bubble, or boil. It hence is used to denote ardor, intensity, or as we express it, a GLOW, meaning intense zeal” (Barnes).
“Do nothing at any time but what is to the glory of God, and do every thing as unto him;” (Clarke) (Col 3:23).
Our passion, or our first love (Rev 2:4), should always be focused on Jesus and the things of heaven not the things of this world (John 17:15-16, Rom 12:2, 2 Cor 10:3-4, Col 2:8, 3:1-2, Titus 2:12, Jas 1:27, 1 John 2:16).
Our sole purpose for living, as spirit filled Christians, is to shine God’s light (our zealous GLOW), as a witness to the world (Matt 5:14, 16:15, Eph 5:8, 1 Thess 5:5).
So, let the world see your zeal for Jesus today. 

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God bless you today 

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Matthew 9:38

2-10-21

Matt 9:38 (isv) … So ask the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into his harvest.

We are the workers God is using to promote His kingdom (1 Thess 5:5).
With the guidance of the Holy Spirit, who will open doors for us to be a witness for Him, we can shine our lights in this dark world (Eph 6:19, Col 4:3, 2 Thess 3:1). 

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So pray earnestly for the Lord to help you to see those open doors (Gal 6:10, Isa 6:8). 

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God bless you today 

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Galatians 5:23

2-9-21

Gal 5:23 (isv) gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things.

The definition of Meekness (gentleness) is the outcome of true humility, the bearing towards others which results from a lowly estimate of ourselves (Rom 12:3) “Expositor’s Greek Testament”.
Basically, if we truly “love our neighbors”, we are to respect everyone’s choices whether we agree or not since God gave everyone this ability to choose.
This PREVENTS arguments!
“Mildness” would represent that side of the virtue which is turned towards men; but it has also another side, which is turned towards Godβ€”a gentle submissiveness to His divine will (Ellicott’s commentary).
If we are not exercising gentleness toward others then we are not being submissive to God’s will: we are not loving our neighbors and we will argue.
This will lead to arrogance and pride (Gal 5:26, 1 Cor 13:4, Pro 10:12, 8:13, 11:2, 29:23, James 4:6). πŸ˜Œ
Keep these verses handy to remind you that God wants GENTLENESS from us not bellicosity.


God bless you today πŸ€—

Matthew 7:24

2-8-21

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Matt 7:24 (isv) Therefore, everyone who listens to these messages of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on a rock.

Why is it so important to listen to God’s message?
Because God’s summons comes to those who listen to and believe in the message, and through them His work is done (“The Berean”, 2-3-21).
What are some of His messages?
*Love God (Mark 12:30),
*love your neighbor (Mark 12:31),
*love your enemy (Matt 5:44),
*trust Him (Matt 6:33),
*be like Jesus (Phil 2:5).
The list goes on but the main theme is, we are to apply Jesus’ characteristics to our life: which we can’t do if we are not listening. πŸ‘‚


God bless you today πŸ€—

John 16:13

2-7-21

John 16:13 (isv) Yet when the Spirit of Truth comes, he’ll guide you into all truth. He won’t speak on his own accord, but he’ll speak whatever he hears and will declare to you the things that are to come.

One benefit of having the Holy Spirit in you is that He is constantly working in your life:
* Illuminating your mind to know the truth (1 Cor 2:12).
* Transforming your character (Gal 5:22, Eph 5:9).
* Aligning your desires with God’s will (Phil 2:13).
* Strengthening you (Isa 41:10, Eph 3:16).

We just need to trust Him, wait for His guidance and obey Him.Β 

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God bless you today 

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Galatians3:5

2-6-21

Gal 3:5 (isv) Does God supply you with the Spirit and work miracles among you because you do the actions (works) of the Law or because you believe what you heard (Gospel)?

It is only because of our faith in Jesus that we have the Holy Spirit within us, not our works (Titus 3:5).
No amount of effort of our own will ever impress God or earn us a way into His presence (John 6:63, Gal 3:3, 3:11, 5:16, Rom 8:28).
Everything we do for God must be with and through the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor 2:4-5, 4:20, 2 Cor 4:7, Eph 1:19, 3:16, 2 Thess 1:11, 2 Tim 1:7). 

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God bless you today 

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Jeremiah 15:19

2-5-21

Jeremiah 15:19 (nlt) If you return to me, I will restore you so you can continue to serve me.

Everyone sins.
So, when you fall down, get discouraged and feel far from God, simply come back to God and He will erase your sin and make you whole again (Psalm 51:7-12, 37:24, 32:1, 23:3, Isa 1:18, Acts 3:19, Matt 9:6, Rom 4:7-8, 2 Cor 4:16). 

Remember these verses next time you feel far from God.

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God bless you today 

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1 John 5:12

2-4-21

1 John 5:12 (net) And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

Eternity with God. What an awesome gift! And, it is so easy to get, all we have to do is believe in His son and ask Jesus to forgive our sins (John 14:6, 1:4, 1:17, 10:9, 11:25, Rom 5:9, 10:9, 10:13, Acts 2:21). 

It may be a FREE gift from God because He loves us so much BUT, it must be our choice to accept it (Joshua 24:15, Deut 11:26-28).
You will either spend eternity with God or without God: choose carefully.Β 

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Remember, eternity is a very long time!


God bless you today 

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Rom 8:13-14

2-3-21

Rom 8:13-14 (net) …for if you live according to the flesh, you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God.

There are two fundamentally opposed ways that we can live and be led (Gal 5:17).
We can live and be led according to the flesh, or we can live and be led according to the Spirit.
If by the flesh then we will set our minds on the things of the flesh (Romans 8:5). We will be led by the wants and desires of our sinful spiritual state and we will live in hostility to God and to His laws (Romans 8:7). Following this way leads to death (“Bible League International”, 2-1-21).
The choice is simple: choose to live for God or choose to live for yourself (Joshua 24:15, Deut 11:26-28, Micah 7:7, 2 John 3:9-10).
In choosing to live by the spirit you are choosing to surrender yourself completely to to the will and guidance of God through the Holy Spirit (John 16:13, Psalm 18:44, Phil 2:13). πŸ€”


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Isaiah 40:31

2-2-21

Isa 40:31 (esv) …but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

To “wait”, as used here, means to wait EXPECTANTLY.
This “waiting” does not imply inactivity, or want of personal exertion; it implies merely that our hope of aid, succor and salvation is in Him (Jesus only) (Barnes): all of which we can safely EXPECT from God (Jas 1:6-7, Matt 7:7-8) if we simply ask Him (Psalm 4:36:9).
We should always be in constant communication with God and be asking, expecting and listening for His guidance (Psalm 25:5, 25:21, 27:14, 37:7, Lam 3:26, Matt 11:15, 17:5, Heb 3:7, Jas 1:19, 1:25, Luke 11:28, John 16:13, 14:26).Β 

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Use these verses to remind you where your help truly comes from.

God bless you today 

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Psalm 115:11-12a

2-1-21

Psalm 115:11-12a, (nlt) All you who fear the LORD, trust the LORD! He is your helper and your shield. The LORD remembers us and will bless us.

Why is it so hard for us to TRUST an almighty God who cares so very much for us (1 Peter 5:7, Psalm 9:10, 55:23, Matt 6:25, Luke 12:22, Phil 4:6, Heb 13:5)?
If we would simply trust God and ask Him for help he would gladly give it to us ( Matt 6:33, 7:7-8, 21:22, John 16:24, 1 John 5:14, Jas 1:5, Psalm 28:7, 34:8).
Remember these verses when you are tempted to doubt God’s power but still want His blessings (Psalm 84:12). 

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God bless you today 

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Matthew 5:16

1-31-21

Matt 5:16 (niv) Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”

How do we shine our light?
By using the gifts, talents and abilities that God has given us to help others (Matt 7:12, 1 Peter 2:12, 3:9, Phil 2:14-15, Pro 4:18, Jude 1:23).
Not thinking more highly of yourself would be a start since you would then be able to think of the needs of others before your own (Luke 11:41, Rom 12:3, 2 Cor 9:11).
Gentle speech could also shine (Eph 4:29, 5:4). 

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God bless you today 

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Psalm 28:7

1-30-21

Psalm 28:7 (net) The LORD strengthens and protects me; I trust in him with all my heart. I am rescued and my heart is full of joy; I will sing to him in gratitude.

Are we always grateful to God for all He does in our lives? (Rev 5:9).
After all, Jesus has promised to be with us always, to provide for us, to protect us to guide us (Heb 13:5-6, Deut 31:6, 1 Tim 6:8, Psalm 103:1-3, 91:11, Matt 6:33, 2 Thess 3:3, 1 Tim 6:17, Psalm 27:1, 127:2, Phil 4:19, Luke 1:78-79). 

Let these verses remind you of God’s goodness toward His children.

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God bless you today 

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Mark 10:15-16

1-29-21

Mark 10:15-16 (net) I tell you the truth, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will never enter it.” 16 After he took the children in his arms, he placed his hands on them and blessed them.

Taking them in His arms and blessing them is exactly what Jesus wants to do to us if we only let Him.
Just as children trust their parents, so we must trust Jesus just as innocently, implicitly and explicitly as a small child (Matt 10:16, 18:3, 1 Cor 14:20, 1 Peter 2:2, Rom 16:19, 1 Peter 5:7). 

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God bless you today 

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Psalm 94:19

1-28-21

Psalm 94:19 (nlt) When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer.

Everyone has doubts. That’s because we are only human and our weaknesses can be easily plagued by doubts (Matt 14:29-31, 28:17, Luke 24:36-38, Acts 2:36. 

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It is not the doubt that is so bad: it is what you do with it that could be bad.
Don’t dwell on it, ask Jesus for help (Mark 9:24). 

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God bless you today 

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2 Corinthians 10:3-5

1-27-21

2 Cor 10:3-5 (nlt) We are human, but we don’t wage war as humans do. We use God’s mighty weapons (prayer & Truth) not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning (man’s wisdom) and to destroy false arguments (lies). We destroy every “proud obstacle” (opinions) that keeps people from knowing God.

The only way to defeat lies is to use truth. The only truth is God’s word. Therefore, we must be prepared (1 Peter 3:15) to expose lies with truth (Eph 5:11-13) by studying and memorizing God’s word (Psalm 119:11, Jer 15:16, Col 3:16, Job 22:22, Isa 51:7).
But, don’t forget to be gentle when you do this (1 Thess 2:7, 2 Tim 2:24). πŸ€—


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2 Chronicles 16:9a

1-26-21

2 Chron 16:9a (niv) For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.

If we were conscious of God’s eyes watching us would our behavior be different?
What does it mean to be “FULLY COMMITTED” to God?
Simply put, we give God everything we are and have: we trust Him implicitly and explicitly for everything and we thank Him continuously (Luke 10:27, 4:8, Deut 6:5, 10:12, 1 Thess 5:18, Eph 5:20, Col 3:27)! 

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God bless you today 

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John 14:6

1-25-21

John 14:6 (usv) Jesus told him, β€œI am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

There are a lot of choices in this world to gain entrance into God’s presence and all but one were created by a human (Psalm 118:8, Col 3:21-23, isa 29:13, matt 15:9).
But, it is only God’s way that will work: and that is by believing in His son Jesus (Isa 35:8, John 6:68, 1:4, 1:17, 1:29, 3:16, 10:9, 11:25, Luke 2:27-32, Acts 4:12, 10:43, 1 Tim 2:5).
It is always your choice where you will spend eternity: so choose carefully today (Joshua 24:15, Deut 11:26-28, 1 Kings 18:21, Jer 17:5-6).
God will not accept any other choice you make (Matt 7:21:23, Isa 31:1, Jer 17:7). Remember, eternity is a VERY long time! 

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